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Security Permissions for Users

Q: Security Permissions for Users

Is it normal to have "Everyone" in security permissions under \Users?
Given that Users(PCname\Users) is already in the list.

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A: Security Permissions for Users

Quote: Originally Posted by mjf


Is it normal to have "Everyone" in security permissions under \Users?
Given that Users(PCname\Users) is already in the list.


just checked my system (32bit) and no it is not. Did you upgrade from a previous OS?

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I have Vista Home Premium SP2 64BIT and the security permissions for just ONE user is messed up. We have 4 user accounts and for some reason, just ONE of the 4 users cannot access certain shared programs. When I try to reapply permissions to Drive C for everybody, it returns error messages for just that one user. I have also tried replacing all existing inheritable permissions on all decedents with inheritable permissions from this object and it also returns error messages for just the 1 of 4 users. The error messages say access is denied to files like: Zach/manifest.bin, Zach/permdata.box, etc. also I got the error message the ACL structure is invalid.

Microsoft sent me a DVD disk called an In-place Upgrade to repair Windows Vista, but I want to make sure from this forum that this in-place upgrade can fix this specific problem and won't create further problems or delete any of our user settings, programs or files because my computer is running perfectly fine except for the security permissions for just that ONE user. Can someone PLEASE advise if there is a way to reset security permissions for one-user or do I have to use the in-place upgrade disc and could the in-place upgrade delete or further cause more problems to our personal settings/files?

A:VISTA Security Permissions for 1 of 4 Users is MESSED UP

Why not to create new profile and delete corrupted one?

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I looked at my folder properties, the security tab on win8 "C:\Users\mike"
I see securities permissions for "Account Unknown S-1-15-21-etc..-1002" (i'm 1001)

Searched the registry, nothing found. Anyone have Idea what this might be ? Thanks !!!

I'm not overly concerned, slightly maybe,,, mostly curious.. might delete it and see what happens after next system image.

A:my users account unknown security, special permissions

I would suggest deleting it.
There is no such user in the valid users selection box.
Running a virus scan would be good.

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Can anyone help me regain Security Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder which I lost while looking at the access rights. I mistakenly closed the box while playing with the access rights and lost any access to the file.
I pulled the access rights to the file using icacls they are below.

application data
D:PAI(D;OICI;FA;;;WD)(A;;0x1200a9;;;WD)(A;OICI;FA;;;SY)(A;OICI;FA;;;BA)S:AI

I am thinking I can change the information in the file and restore it. Not sure exactly what to change?

I was also thinking I could pull the info from another computer running with the same operating system and reapply them to this file? Would this work?

I looked at Previous Versions of the upper level folder. Can I restore a previous version of this whole folder? Will it restore the Application Data folder with the prior permissions?

A:Lost Access Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder

Are you asking about the Application Data or Appdata folder?

If Application Data, this is not a real folder but a junction used to allow interface with legacy programs. No access is necessary since it is pointing to the Appdata folder.

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I bought this Computer from a pawn shop and no matter what I do I can't get rid of the "PawnAmerica" name as my user profile I changed all the permissions and it still won't allow me to edit the name as you can see by the picture by the dull grey tone of the file name and the little padlock on the file

A:Permissions And Users

Well, you can just create a new administrator account. I think this will bypass you your problem.

Are you trying to edit the name of the account by right clicking on this folder and renaming it?

If Yes, then you are doing it wrong, just go the the Control Panel and open up User Accounts, click on the account name you are currently using and change the name.

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Hi best wishes to one and all.
I have a problem I hope someone can help with, I had trouble deleting a folder on my desktop, it said I needed permission. I am the only user, I am logged in as administrator, when I click security in properties(see screenshot) there appears to be several users logged? As you can see I gave them all permissions,but still told I did not have permission to delete folder. Questions; 1) how do I have all these users, 2) can+ should I delete any. 3) if I am logged on as administrator, why do I need permission to delete. I have looked at help files on permissions but it loses me, as you can guess I am a newby and only understand English. I have Windows 7 Pro. 16Gb memory, i7 Processor. Thank you in advance. Sorry. hope this works.

A:users and permissions

Cannot see the screenshot you refer to. Please click Edit on your post to attach using paper clip in Reply box. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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Is there any way to apply different permissions to users on a work group?

We are all using Windows 7 Professional

All on same workgroup/other VPN

All systems go, but would like to limit some users to certain areas without having to fire up server 2003 domain

Thanks

A:Any way to apply different permissions to users

This tutorial should help you with that.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ns.html?filter

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Hi all!,
I have 2 hard drives.
The first one has Windows XP installed and the second one is used to store all my personnal stuff.
If for whatever reasons I have to reformat, I will not loose all my stuff.

My problem:
I went into "My Documents" folder's properties and changes the "Target folder location" so it points to my second hard drive. Like I said, all my personnal stuff is in there.
Finally it happened... I had a major problem with "MediaAccess" spyware that made me do a lot of regedit.
After battleling for a whole night, I had to reformat my c: drive.
I created a new account, but now, if I go to my second hard drive, I still have the "Documents and Settings" folder with my personnal folder in it. Double click on it but I dont have the permissions to open it. I rebooted in Administrator mode, but still cant open it.

Anyone can help me?
 

A:Ned help with permissions (advanced users please!)

See:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810881
 

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I'm not sure if it is possible but I was wondering if it was possible to change a users permissions so that they could not change their password or other user/computer settings and etc. I have seen mention of other user groups and I see mention of changing group permissions in several help articles but I'm looking for a more defined answer.

All help is welcome and thank you all in advance.

P.S. I think this is in the right spot but if not I apologize.
 

A:Users/Group Permissions

You can setup a user so their password never expire. In Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Managerment / Local Users and Groups / Users . Right click on the user name and choose Properties. Checkmark "user cannot change password".
( Win 7 method, should be the same in Vista, and almost the same in XP )

In order to stop the user from making system wide changes, change the account to a Standard / Limited User account.
 

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Hello,

Is there a way to stop Windows from trying to keep everything so damned 'secure'? Eliminate the need for permissions and file protection etc?

I have a whole host of folders I can't access, or can only access by every time granting admin privileges. The biggest problem being that when a program wants to access a folder, it can't give those rights and just crashes. If I try to scan a page for instance, I have to store it somewhere like C:\TEMP or something because I can't store it to My Documents!

Normally I've only been logged in as administrator, and signed into my microsoft account. However, when I try to use the MyDocuments folder, for instance, it always says I don't have the right to do that. In accounts, I have made sure even normal users have full control of all files and folders, let alone admins. I haven't even basically created any other users until as a measure to try to access my My Documents etc. folders I made a normal user (with admin rights though) but to no avail.

If I check the properties of the MyDocuments folder - it says 'read only'. Now if I tick that off, it takes a while applying the command to all subfolders and such. Fine. The tick vanishes. Now here's the fun part - if I close the properties box, and re-open it immediately - AGAIN it has turned read-only! Seems like there is no chance to win!

I believe this all has something to do with the fact that I have...umm..seven harddrives in my machine, and they of course have been used in older W... Read more

A:Permissions/users etc. woes

You can go to most any folder and right click select Properties then the Security tab and Add your Username to the list and give it full rights.

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Hello everyone, nice forum to be in!

My question is about how I can set the permissions for the users on a network that
All have windows 7 x64 on their PCs?

Let me make it more clear:
I am not using Home group function of win 7 and if we have 4-6 PCs that have access
to number of shared folders on one of another PCs, We named that computer "Server" and we want to use it as the main place for storing files that come from other users on the network(All on a Server PC). The root folder has several subfolders.
Now How can I set the permissions for those subfolder the way that some users ON the network can have access to them and others not?

I have tried to add the users (user names) that exist on the network (and not on the local machine) to permission with no luck, windows can't find them because it only searches the local PC for the specified user and not the entire network machines.

Again, How can I do that?

Thanks in advance

A:Network Users Permissions

Are you using 10 machines or less total?

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How can I put restrictions on folders for certain users on my computer. For example: User "Somebody" cannot access the Windows folder. Please be in-depth in your answers! Thanks in advance.
-Josh
 

A:Restrictions/Permissions for users

Welcome to TSG....

The best way is this:

Open Help and Support
Type in Permissions

choose what you want to do in the left pane and then you can print what you want for directions.
 

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I am currently running Windows XP MCE 2005. I have setup 4 limited user accounts for everyone in my family and one administrator account for installing programs with. The problem is that some programs require administraor privlages to run. Can I setup full access for all users for individual programs?

A:Setting permissions for users

Well, you can change who you run the program as. Right click, run as, then you can do it from there.

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Hi all!,
I have 2 hard drives.
The first one has Windows XP installed and the second one is used to store all my personnal stuff.
If for whatever reasons I have to reformat, I will not loose all my stuff.

My problem:
I went into "My Documents" folder's properties and changes the "Target folder location" so it points to my second hard drive. Like I said, all my personnal stuff is in there.
Finally it happened... I had a major problem with "MediaAccess" spyware that made me do a lot of regedit.
After battleling for a whole night, I had to reformat my c: drive.
I created a new account, but now, if I go to my second hard drive, I still have the "Documents and Settings" folder with my personnal folder in it. Double click on it but I dont have the permissions to open it. I rebooted in Administrator mode, but still cant open it.

Anyone can help me?
 

A:Ned help with permissions (advanced users please!)

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Sometimes when I move directories the resulting directory needs to be modified under the security tab to add the "Authenticated Users" user in order to remove the lock icon.

I've verified that I am the owner of the directory...and the other users with access to the directory is "System", My Account and "domain/Administrators".

A:Directory Permissions - Why Authenticated Users?

Just more information to make sure I'm being clear.

If I download a group of wallpapers from Usenet and they go into the "Downloads" library the directory has no lock. Once I move them to the "Walls" library, there is a lock.

If I add "Authenticated Users" to the directory's security tab the lock goes away.

Is this a feature, bug or user error? Any one it might be, how do I stop this behavior?

P.S. This also happens outside of libraries as well, so I don't think it has anything to do with junctions/symlinks.

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Hi guys,
I have setup a home group network at my small office between 6 PCs for the file sharing purpose and it works fine. One thing I have no idea about as how to set an access permission for specific users to let them access my shared folders while the rest to not to do ? Just two of them I wanna share my files with not the entire homegroup.

Just to make it clearer, each PC has just a single user who?s already the administrator and all the PCs are visible in the network map. I don?t wanna share the folder over my PC as the simple sharing ?Share with HomeGroup read or read/write? as it will allow all the PCs to access such folder while I just want 2 PCs to have the access.

I went to Specific people option but none of the group members is there for sure. Then I went to advanced sharing but still can?t figure it out as much as I can?t find a clear online tutorial of how I can do it... My PC which contains the files is running Window 10 Pro and all I need to do is to share one of my folders with a specific PC ?PC2 for example? and share another with another ?PC3? as no else can access them as well not to let any of the two PCs to access the other?s folder.

Hope I can get a clear walkthrough so I can get the job done. Thanks alot in advance.

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I have a Windows 10 PC that acts as a file share. Within this file share there are several hundred folders. I'd like to know if there is an easy to grant two different users different permissions to these several hundred folders.

For example, I'd like like one users to be have full control to folders A, B, C and the other user to have full control to folder 1, 2, 3 - Neither of which should be able to see what access the other user has.

Is there an easy way to do that other than going to each folder and granting each user appropriate access?

A:Granting two users different permissions to different folders

Originally Posted by sunilnm


Is there an easy way to do that other than going to each folder and granting each user appropriate access?



I have not tried this myself so you might want to try this with 2 or 3 folders first to see if it works.

Create a temporary folder for each user: UserATemp, UserBTemp, etc. Move the folders you want each user to access into their respective temporary folder. Set the proper permissions on the UserATemp folder. Then under the security tab click on advanced. On the advanced security and sharing window click the check box for Replace all child object permission entries.... then apply. Then move all the subfolders back to where you had them first.

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I have a Windows 10 PC that acts as a file share. Within this file share there are several hundred folders. I'd like to know if there is an easy to grant two different users different permissions to these several hundred folders.

For example, I'd like like one users to be have full control to folders A, B, C and the other user to have full control to folder 1, 2, 3 - Neither of which should be able to see what access the other user has.

Is there an easy way to do that other than going to each folder and granting each user appropriate access?

A:Granting two users different permissions to different folders

Originally Posted by sunilnm


Is there an easy way to do that other than going to each folder and granting each user appropriate access?



I have not tried this myself so you might want to try this with 2 or 3 folders first to see if it works.

Create a temporary folder for each user: UserATemp, UserBTemp, etc. Move the folders you want each user to access into their respective temporary folder. Set the proper permissions on the UserATemp folder. Then under the security tab click on advanced. On the advanced security and sharing window click the check box for Replace all child object permission entries.... then apply. Then move all the subfolders back to where you had them first.

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Hi all,

I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask this question, but I'm wondering how to set permissions for a file in Windows 7 so that a user on the internet can access it? I am running an Apache webserver from my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 machine, and I have php and Perl scripts that need to be accessed by users outside my network (such as a FormMail script.) I can see where to change permissions for users on the computer and in the network, but now how to set it so that outside users can connect to it.

Thanks!
Jason

A:How do I set file permissions for internet users?

Hello and welcome Jason mate I am not real sure of why you would want to do this surely emailing the file to someone is just as easy or do you want multiple net users to access it? If so then I suggest you make the security on the machine set to max safety!!

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My son shares a computer with his girlfriend. They log on as different users. When she logs on, she can play music from online with windows media. When my son logs on with his user name, it won't work. They are both listed as administrators. Is this some type of restriction that is keeping him from using it?

I have looked but can't find a way to get it to work for him.

Thanks,
Insidetrax
 

A:Windows Media Users Permissions?

Welcome to the effects of DRM (Digital Rights Management).
 

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Hi everyone,
I'm running Win XP Pro and have turned off advanced file sharing. I want to set advanced permissions for my Shared Documents folder, but I can't see my other networked computer. My network is very simple, 2 computers (the other is running XP Home) both connected to a 4 port router/dsl modem. I want to create a new user, OR group for the Shared documents folder on the XP pro machine, that is specific to only my Xp home computer having acess to it, so that I can tighten the restrictions on the "everyone" group. However, when prompted where to look for new users, I can only see my own (xp pro) computer, and not the other one. Both computers are in the MSHOME workgroup, and both can see each other in windows explorer. Why can't I search for users on my xp home machine?

Thanks
 

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I just upgraded my laptop with an SSD, and I have 2 HD bays so I put the 500GB drive in the second one for storage. I went to move all My Documents, My Music, etc folders to my storage drive by right clicking, properties, location tab, changing the letter to D:, telling it to create the folder and move the contents. The only problem is it littered my user folder with folders Music, Pictures, Videos, etc in addition to the normal "My (insert media type here)" folders. The folders it made when I did that I don't even have permissions to see who has permission for those folders. They're clogging up my user folder (visually at least), and I can't open, delete, mark as hidden, or anything. I can't even restore the default locations for My Music, etc cause it says I don't have permission.

How do I get rid of all the extra stuff it made for no reason?

A:Don't have permissions for C:\Users\username\Music

Well, my bad I guess. I tried everything I knew of, but it seems that Windows freaked out when I changed locations of ones I hadn't visited. I had visited the documents library and no folder was created for that. As soon as I visited the other libraries and folders, the corresponding super permission folders were deleted. It just really bothered me when I saw Windows creating these beyond administrator level permission folders in my user folder. Weird.

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Hello! I am migrating from a Windows XP SP+ system to a new Windows 7 64-bit
system. I have repartitioned my drive to have a new E: partition so that I can
keep my user data separate from the OS. I did this in accordance with this page:

Move Your Data to a Safer, Separate Partition in Windows 7 - PCWorld

Someone noted in the comments to this page

"One bit of advice I would like to add: Once you've moved your user folders to that new partition, check the ACLs (access control lists) of your user folders to be sure that they have the permissions as you want them to be. After I moved the data folders on my computer to a separate data partition, all users were able to see each others' data. The ACLs appear on the Security tab of the folders' properties."

I am now checking them, and I am confused by what I see. There are
four group or user names listed in the Security tab for each folder:

Authenticated user
SYSTEM
Administrators
Users

Am I correct in assuming that

Authenticated user = Anyone who has successfully logged in with a password
Administrators = Anyone who has an administrator account, including the
built-in Administrator account

Is Users a superset or subset of 'Authenticated users?' Is every authenticated
user also a User, or are Users only those people who have logged in without a
password?

I'm also trying to understand the file permissions that are allowed. There
is a 'Read & execute' permission that is allowed f... Read more

A:Need help understanding users and permissions to secure new system

Hi FluffyBunny, welcome to the Seven Forums.

First, the difference between Users and Authenticated Users is that Users only contain users of that local PC, whereas Authenticated Users also contain the domain or Active Directory users. This Microsoft TechNet article explains more: Appendix D - User and Group Accounts

The read attribute means the user can view the contents of the file.

Personally I find those instructions you linked to be not so good. It's OK if you only want to relocate Documents folder but then it gets very complicated. I would rather use one of these methods:User Profile - Change Default Location
User Folders - Change Default Location
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

Kari

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Thank you for looking.

I have two Windows XP Pro computers. On Computer1 there is one user called Test. On computer2 there are five users including Test. When the user Test is on the second computer I want him only to have access to all the files on Computer1. I do not want to the other users on Computer2 to have access to anything on Computer1 other than then the shared folder. How can I do this?

I know how to give share folders globally.

Thank you.
 

A:Giving certain users permissions on a shared folder

Use Advanced File Sharing (i.e., turn off Simple File Sharing) and give permission only to Test.
 

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I work in a large company with hundreds of computers. Recently (since July) we've been finding that new users can't log onto some of our 64-bit Windows 7 Enterprise computer for the first time. The security permissions on C:\Users have been changed, removing the usual groups:

Authenticated Users
SYSTEM
Administrators
users

With new groups:

ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES
CREATOR OWNER
SYSTEM

I can add the local Administrators group to the Users folder, but there are many files/folders within C:\Users\Default where I can't change the permissions. Existing User directories don't seem to be affected.

All of the computers have the same image loaded. Those in the same AD groups may or may not be affected. They are all at the same patch level.

Does anyone have ideas about what may have happened to change those permissions?

Thanks,

Robert
 

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I am setting up a new computer with Windows 8.1. I have added a 6TB second drive to the system that I am putting my Files on. I want only the Admin username to have access to this drive and block other users (other users are my kids).

Is blocking other users as simple as going to the security tab and remove "Users(XX\Users)" and just leave Authenticated Users, System, and Administrators? Should I add in this admin username too?

thanks,

Mike

A:Second Internal Drive Permissions to Block Other Users

Hello Mike,

If you like, another option would be to use BitLocker to encrypt the hard drive, and use a password to be able to unlock it. This way no one without the password would be able to access the hard drive.

This would be a lot more secure. Just be sure to back up your BitLocker recovery key to a separate location in case you may need it in the future.

BitLocker - Turn On for Fixed Data Drives in Windows 8

Hope this helps.

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Hello,
On my laptop I have two user accounts - admin and a normal user account. In my attempt to block access to one partition of the hard drive for the normal user, I stupidly removed all permissions for authorised users for that particular partition, so that now I get an Access Denied error when I try to access it, even as admin.
How do I fix that?
And as a bonus, once it is fixed, how do I do what I originally wanted to do? (ie make it so the admin can access and use the K: partition, but the normal user cannot access it)
Thank you!

A:Accidentally removed all authorised users permissions

Is this Windows home premium or Professional? You need to take ownership of the drive with the administrators account then you should be able to re-add the authorised users security group. To take ownership right click on the drive and select the securities tab. Click on "Advanced" and select the owners tab assign the ownership to the administrators group. When you have taken ownership you can go back to the security tab and re assign permissions to authenticated users. To block the other users you can remove the "users" group and explicitly grant Administrators all permissions.

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Hello,

Is it may orientates how to add permissions for users who log on using the server?

In Windows 7, they were more stricter for example when user want install programs.

Is there a program that such causes can block the installation of programs, or hide the drives on your computer? It can be installed on a server or locally - with indifference.

I heard something about a Microsoft program, which was in the name of "policy", but unfortunately I can not find it.

Another matter. Does anyone have an idea of ​​how a computer (model) duplicate to the other 20? For a backup? By the server? I mean, I do not have to install the 19 remaining, but install programs, just as soon as cloned together with all the settings.

Thanks in advance for your reply.

A:Permissions for Windows 8 users assigned from the server

You would do a GPO, just like you would with any other version of Windows. The catch is that the OS has to be an Enterprise or Pro edition.

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Hello! I have two computers and a recently bought smartphone. One is PC running win 64 and other is a laptop running win 32 bit. The smartphone has the latest android update and ES FIle explorer app installed. 64-bit pc doesn't have any user password or shared folders but can access wirelessly and over CABLE to a shared folder in the laptop which does have a password and C: drive shared with full permissions set to everyone. Now, as it has a password, whenever I try to access from 64bit PC it obviously asks for it, but none of this happens when I access from my smartphone via ES FILE Explorer, it goes through and never a password request is prompted. Do you know by any chance why does this happen and how can I be sure that no other android with this or any app can access my shared folder freely? I thought there might be a way to set permissions to specific users but I wouldn't know how to add only my other two devices and make sure no other device can access my shared folders. Thanks!

A:how to give sharing permissions to restricted users

On Win64 machine, when you first browse to laptop and asked for credentials, there should be a checkbox to "remember" it.

Is that checked?

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I have windows 7 home premium 64 bit and I am trying to make users and put them into groups that I also want to create. You see I want to make these users and groups have special rights and permissions. I right click computer left click manage and then when I get to the computer management screen there is no users and groups in the list. This is extremely disappointing, in xp, and server 03 I can do that with ease. All from the computer management screen, please help me.

A:I am trying to make users and groups with rights and permissions

Hello Sinix, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This is because you have the Windows 7 Home Premium edition installed.

"Local Group Policy Editor" and "Local Users and Groups" is only available in Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.

Sorry

User Accounts - Add or Remove from Groups

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Basically my cousin accidentally thought my new computer was his.. and he set it up all in his name and what not (lets go with the name STEVE).. I basically have changed the names of the login and what not around BUT here's my problem:

Everytime I goto Network..then click on BOB (let's just say that's my name), I see two things listed. Under Users.. MY stupid cousin's name (STEVE) and then "public."

When I try and change the folder's name to MY name (Bob), I always get this message:

You need permission to perform this action

You require permission from Administrators to make changes to this folder.


I've already gone to control panel, User Accounts, changed the name to BOB and made it the Administrator.. Yet I can't seem to change the folder name under USERS. I'm losing my mind here and I don't have the time to do a clean install right now. HELP!

A:System Administrator..Permissions..Users name can't change...HELP

Bump

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 Previously i became convinced despite lack of evidence that a hidden infection was on my old PC, Began losing more and more mobility and permissions (msg: permissions denied see admin UAC settings) luckily was in time to learn how to regain UAC parent permissions (and object) for Windows explorer and take enough rights away from the constant barrage of new users coming up toi restart in safe mode with networking.
Eventually found it using ASWMBR but only in Safe mode with networking. but got the bluescreen so have to fix that later,  in the meantime....
     While I have not been able to find the same RTK again on the Thinkpad, the behavior is eerily when I log in as the Admin, it seems to allow more created Users each time that weren't there before, ill post a screen shot showing the users thing (this is a list that has gotten noticably longer under Admin account since the day i first started the computer 2 weeks ago. 
 
Some other wierd stuff.   I was also trying to save a rootkit program to my desktop and found my download location changed from "ask every time" to users/downloads? Once i changed it back it would NOT save on the desktop until i renamed the program something innane and harmless.  Since then I have been avoiding going onto the admin account, I think  can grab the lengthening users list from here

  Can someone please help me make sure i don't have another rootkit, MBR etc infections? Thanks so ... Read more

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Hi,

I have one account which is member of Administrators and HomeUsers groups.
When I set file permissions to Deny Read for Users group, above mentioned account cannot read the file.
What is the reason? Above mentioned account is not a member of Users group and this setting should not affect this user.

Thanks for an answer

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Hello all,

Got a few questions regarding our network sharing.

Here is the setup, we have a "server" running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. This server has a RAID setup with a shared folder containing projects.

These projects need to be accessed by certain users, but should limited to certain folders.

Ideal situation: Username and password for networked computers that are dedicated to each user, upon connecting to the server using OS X or Windows 7 with these credentials are dumped within a project folder but no access to the parent directory. One user will have access to the entire parent directory.

Currently we have one 7 machine accessing via homegroup, which I cannot seem to limit access. We also have ~5 OS X machines running Snow Leopard or Lion, 10.6 and 10.7 respectively. All machines, excluding the other 7, connect as "Guest" currently with no password and have access to all files.

I can't seem to create Usernames with Passwords from the permissions properties. Within this dialog you can only see users, objects and locations. When trying to add a username, receive error stating the user does not exist.

When trying to click Add here,

Same result.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Setting permissions per specific users and folders for access from OSX

Welcome aboard, mcg !

Maybe it is not a relevent information, but as far as I know, windows use NTFS which is not usually accessed by MacOS, which uses Mac OS x Journaled formatting.

There are some programs likes Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X software to access NTFS partitions from a Mac.

May it be a helpful information ? I am not totally sure.

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The oddest thing just started happening.

I have 3 limited users running on my XP SP3 box. These users are members of the Users group only.

All of a sudden, all of the users are now like administrators with full access to everything including the other limited users' private directories. Looking at the "Effective Permissions" on any of these supposedly hidden directories gives ALL of the permissions. The users can even write to the "\Program Files" and "\WINDOWS" directories; obviously a catastrophic state if security is at all important.

I have no idea what to do about this. Can this be a virus? Is there something in some hidden group policy or other tweak that will restore these users back to being unable to access other directories?

These users can also see and write to all areas of the registry too.

I am worried that this is the result of some sort of bug in a Microsoft update, since how else but the O/S allowing this access at the NT level could this occur?

Any advice most gratefully accepted.

TIA.

A:Effective permissions suddenly admin for limited users

Hi,

The only way i can think of going about it is going into the computer management console/local users and groups/groups and making sure in the admin and power user groups that none of the limited users have been added. If thats ok then its probably a good idea to scan your computer and find out if there is a virus or spyware present.

Hope this helps.

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I was messing around with my security settings on my second hard drive (D), and i locked myself out. Below is an image of what happens:
http://itrey30.angelfire.com/GetAttachment.jpg
IF you can't see it, it says "cant access drive d, access is denied". Please HELP! i had like 30gb worth of info on it and i cant afford to lose it. ive never run system restore before, so that option is out. Reformatting it will lose all data. If you know what to do please post your thoughts. Ive run out of ideas.
 

A:Solved: Accidently restriced permissions for all users on drive D-Windows 7

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I "thought" my security permissions were doing OK, but.... I just did a "disk image" to my second drive. It made a folder "WindowsImageBackup". I could not open the folder to see what was inside, so I added me in the security permissions; now I'm down one level and won't let me see the next folder. I don't really like messing with permissions, but what's the deal? Do I need to log in as "administrator" to see it all? I do have administrator permissions set on my user log-in...

A:Security Permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tcat7


I "thought" my security permissions were doing OK, but.... I just did a "disk image" to my second drive. It made a folder "WindowsImageBackup". I could not open the folder to see what was inside, so I added me in the security permissions; now I'm down one level and won't let me see the next folder. I don't really like messing with permissions, but what's the deal? Do I need to log in as "administrator" to see it all? I do have administrator permissions set on my user log-in...


You really dont want to go changing permissions on the fly. First why do you need to "see what is inside"? the only true test of a backup is to restore it to see if it works.

Second the Backup may be owned by a group called trusted installers. they have permissions to install and change applications.

If you really must change permission to look you are going to need to include the switch to change the sub folders/directories as well.

Be careful changing permissions can make the backup un -useable.

Ken

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I couldn't figure out if this post fit better in this area or the area that seemed to deal more with firewalls and AV software, my luck, neither, so I will trust to the discretion of the moderators...

I synched some directories between two computers. Now I have a directory on this computer and all the files in that directory say I don't have permission to view them. When I open up their "properties:Security:Group or User Name" I have to add my identity to each one individually, and there are many...

Is there an automated way to bail me out of this mess? (Probably like I must have gotten myself into it?)

Thank-you VERY much!

A:Security permissions

Not really understanding what exactly that you want to fix. Is it folder permissions, or something with third party software that is the cause? Permissions you change in the Properties for that folder.

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I wish to be able to make files inside a particular folder, and that once a file is created it can't be deleted.

So I right clicked to that folder, Properties, Security tab, Advanced, Change Permissions, Add (my user name - "boris"), and then I edited permissions, where I denied DELETE and DELETE SUBFOLDERS AND FILES.

But it didn't come as I wanted since I can only create new fiels inside that folder, but I can't named them. So if I make new text document I can't name it as I wanted also I can't renamed it after it was created. However deleting is denied as I wanted.

I need this because I have some excel macro that creates pdf document inside that folder and I don't want that documents to be deleted or changed by mistake.

Please advice..

A:security permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mihael


I need this because I have some excel macro that creates pdf document inside that folder and I don't want that documents to be deleted or changed by mistake.


It is called Readonly...

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I own a system running windows 7 enterprise and have an administrator account on it.

I would like to setup a "standard user" (not admin) account for a new user.

I plan to create a folder for the user inside of which the user will be allowed to create his own subfolders and files. I plan to right click on that folder and "send it to
the desktop".

When the user double clicks that desktop icon, he'll be running windows explorer and I don't want him to be able to see or do anything using windows explorer outside of his
"home" folder other than creating or accessing items under it.

I plan to have that user's home folder be directly under the c: drive.

Questions:

Is there a better place for it (inside of "my documents", etc) or is under the c: drive as good a place as any for these purposes?

If I put the user's "home" folder under the c: drive, what should the permissions be for which users and which groups on the c: drive toplevel itself and on the user's
"home" folder so the user can do what he wants in or under his home folder, can run a few applications located in "Program Files" such as Firefox (one of the desktop icons I will be installing) and in another folder under the c: drive where I will place a few .exe files he can also run, but NOT be able to read, write, execute or in any way modify the contents of any other folders anywhere under the c: drive?

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A:How to setup users/groups/permissions for a user "home" folder

If you do not want a user to have access to certain folders, it is fairly simple to do. For instance, say you do not want a user to see other user's files. With your administrator account, do the following:

1. Click start menu
2. Click My Computer/Computer
3. Open C: (or whatever drive your users folder is in)
4. Open the Users folder
5. Right click your administrator user folder
6. Click Properties
7. Click the Security tab
8. Click Edit
9. (You don't want username John to open this folder ever) Click Add
10. Type in John (or the username you do not want to access the folder) and hit Enter
11. Under the Deny column, put a check in Full Control.
12. Click OK and apply to all folders (you may need to do this in safe mode to apply to every folder since some folders will be in use in normal mode).

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Dear,

Can somebody help me?

My initial admin account (made with the installation of windows7) is Marie.
When I look at the Local Users and Groups snap-in of MMC, she's member of the group administrators but not of the group Users.

BUT
then I made a folder "Test".
I disabled the inheritance.
Then I gave the group Users deny permissions of this folder.
The administrators group I gave full control permissions.

The strange thing is that Marie gets also deny permissions though she's not a member of the local group Users but she's member of the group Administrators.

Can somebody give me an anwser on this problem?

Thanks in advance!!

Kind Regards.

A:Membership of local built-in group "Users" -- NTFS permissions

Please post screenshot of permissions. Please post screenshot of users members list and administrators list as well.

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Hello,
When I right click one folder/file, I am capable of going to the security tab. When trying to
highlight more than 1 folder at a time to change permissions, I don't see a security tab.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix this? It's a real issue at work we are trying to figure out.
Thanks
 

A:Security/Permissions Problem

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Hello Guys,

Here is the and setup.

3 Computers. 2 Windows XP and 1 Windows 7 computers

XP1 is acting as a type of file server. Hosting a folder with data in it. The other XP2 computer and Win7 PC have a application on it that use the data on XP1.

I have made a network drive on XP2 and Win7 to the folder that stores the data. I want the application to have full read and write access but I don't want the users to be able to go into the network folder and mess around with anything. Can I block user access through My computer or windows explorer? How do I protect that data without interrupting what the application needs to do?

Thanks.

Mark
 

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Hi

In the course of investigating why a programme was not functioning correctly I was requested to check the Security settings for permissions using Safe Mode in Windows XP Home Edition.

Whilst checking these settings I noticed that each Drive Partition of my two HDDs had different settings.

C Drive shows:
Administrators(ERIC\Administrators)
CREATOR OWNER
Everyone
Owner(Eric\Owner)
SYSTEM
Users(ERIC\Users)
All with full permissions

D Drive shows:
Everyone - with full permissions

E, H, I and K Drives show:
Administrators(ERIC\Administrators) - Full Permissions
CREATOR OWNER - Special Permission only
Everyone - Special Permission only
SYSTEM - Full Permissions
Users(ERIC\Users) - Restricted Use (three items checked)

Can anyone explain these settings, confirm whether they are normal and if not what is normal?

I checked my Laptop (One HDD and Partition) and found that it only showed "Everyone" and with Full Permissions.

A link to an explanation of security settings in Windows XP Home would be helpful.

A:Security Permissions for XP Home

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/J_Helmig/wxpnetsh.htm
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...p_home_pro.asp

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I was screwing around with the permissions in Win 7 Premium, C:\Windows\winsxs and I now have them in a mess! System Restore wont work. Trying to rest the permissions with icals.

From an elevated command prompt I did this:
C:\Windows\winsxs>icacls * /T /Q /C /RESET

After running awhile I got this message:
successfully processed 73649 files; Failed processing 0 files

But nothing was changed?

Would someone please explain what it is I'm doing wrong?

Thanks

A:NTFS Security Permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by glatzfront


Would someone please explain what it is I'm doing wrong?


You changed permissions of a highly sensitive portion of the system, WinSxS is Windows. That is what you did wrong. There is no "RESET" once you make a change, the "RESET" command of icacls does not do a reset like you are thinking it does. Lets this be a lesson, DO NOT DO IT AGAIN. Reinstall Windows.

Leave NTFS permissions alone from now on, do not even look at it.






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I am running win XP pro with ntfs file system. I created an additional admin acount for security purposes. But I loaded a program that I only wanted the admin group to have access to. So I went to the folder that contains the program and denied explicit access to the users groups. When I tried to launch the program with the admin it would not let me in. So far I have had several problems with the ntfs system that they have instituted. Some of the functions that were in 2000 PRO were just fine and now I am having a hard time learning the new configuration. But I will start with this. Thank you for the help.
 

A:Win XP security permissions problem

Go and download X-teq Systems X-setup and clear the simple shares, like I have in the screenshot.
 

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